The team manager of superbike racer Mark Fincham says "he inspired others and that will be the lasting legacy that he leaves".

The ex-Royal Marine, who had part of his leg amputated in 2007, was killed in a motorcycle crash while he was competing at the British Superbike Championship on Sunday.

Mr Fincham, 37-years-old, had been riding for 'True Heroes Racing' - a team of ex-service personnel who had suffered severe injuries.

Speaking to Forces News, his team manager Phil Spencer, paid tribute to his friend:

"The outpouring of support on social media speaks volumes to the man that he was. An ex-Royal Marine who unfortunately lost a leg in a motorcycle accident ten years ago but that didn't stop him living life to the full ... He may have been an ex-Royal Marine but he was still a Royal Marine at heart. 

Organisers of the event at Thruxton Circuit, near Andover, said Mr Fincham died after a two-bike collision during the Pirelli National Superstock 1000 Championship.

The other rider was unhurt.

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